Hollyhock Garden 18 x 24 Inch Oil Painting

I can not wait to start seeing blooms!


Pink Hollyhock 11 x 14 Inch Painting

I am itchin’ for summer and miss see 8ng hollyhock blooms.  Thought I would paint some.  

Two Sunflowers 11 x 14 Inch Oil Painting

This painting was inspired by Nancy Medina.  I get access to a lesson every month for a year from her.  I am really enjoying it so far.  She is a serious flower lover.  Of course I was excited that the first one was sunflowers, but lesson two was peonies and those are pretty fun.  When I get the hang of those, I hope to post some!

Children’s Art Knuckles, Baggies and Poster Paint on Canvas Various Sizes

Today I taught Kaeleigh another technique to get nice faux texture in her paintings.  We used sandwich baggies.  I had her put the baggie over her hand like a glove.  Then, we squeezed a few different colors of poster paint on the canvas.  With a clinched fist, she slowly rolled her knuckles back and forth over various parts of the painting.  We would blow dry the layer and then start again until she was happy with the results.  Once complete and dry, I had Kaeleigh spray her painting with fixative for extra protection.  Today was the first time Kaeleigh got to spray her own painting.  Nice job kiddo!  We had a lesson on analogous colors today which you can see in two of the three paintings.  My favorite part of these paintings is where the paint was thicker and cracked as it dried.  Very cool effect.  Kaeleigh used some sponges on the under layer of the pink painting.

Children’s Salt and Poster Paint Art on Canvas Panels 11 x 14 Inch

Today was art day in Mrs. Breeden’s 3rd grade class.  We worked on salt paintings which is super duper fun.  We used poster paint, which I diluted with water about 50/50.  After using paint brushes to give the canvas a quick wash of water, we started adding paint.  Before the paint was dry, we sprinkled salt and watched the paint move.  Once the paintings were dry, the kids rubbed off the salt and then I spray varnished the paintings for a little extra protection.  Apparently, Captain Underpants is a thing?  We have two of them in this lot. I’m gonna have to look it up.  I was told he is a super hero.

Little Foxes Kids Art Acrylic Painting

Art day today with Miss Kaeleigh. We had a great day sharing ghost stories and painting foxes.  It got a little difficult mixing paint at times with the lights dimmed, but ghost stories need the right mood so we just went with it.  She decided she wanted her fox to have muscles in his arm and toned abs.  She thought the tail looked like a flexing arm and made some adjustments.  I just went with the standard red fox with a fluffy tail.  Kaeleigh’s fox has a few tattoos.  He is the hip, muscle fox.